1. Home
  2. / Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
  3. / Who was Ólafur’s main opponent in his first presidential election?

Who was Ólafur’s main opponent in his first presidential election?

  • David Oddsson

  • Halldór Ásgrímsson

  • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

  • Hannes Hafstein

Answer

Hannes Hafstein was Ólafur’s main opponent in his first presidential election. Hafstein had served as Prime Minister of Iceland from 1904 to 1909, and was a member of the Independence Party. Ólafur was the candidate of the Progressive Party, and won the election with 53% of the vote.
Defying the Arctic Winds: Test Your Knowledge on Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson!

Defying the Arctic Winds: Test Your Knowledge on Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson!

Take the Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Quiz
Subscribe newsletter

Subscribe Now!

Learn something
new everyday

Playing quizzes is free! We send 1 quiz every week to your inbox